Are you suffering from diabetes? Are you sick and tired of the blood sugar swings, no energy, and weight gain?  Are you on meds that aren’t working?  Are you sick of taking insulin?  Let’s be honest, are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Many patients with diabetes are on a care plan that just isn’t working for them and it’s because the root cause of their diabetes is being overlooked. Did you know that there are many body systems like liver and thyroid function that could be contributing to your diabetes?

Believe it or not, the cause of diabetes is different for every patient, and there are a lot of factors that can make your diabetes worse, such as inflammation in your body caused by food sensitivities. It’s important to work with a practitioner who understands these factors. If your current provider is focused mainly on managing just your symptoms, it may be time to seek out a better option for your diabetes care. A functional neurologist can help you find answers and provide solutions for your condition that are natural and effective.

A functional neurologist begins all care with comprehensive testing that is designed to evaluate your body as an entire operating system and determine where imbalances are occurring. You see if your doctor has not run the correct test to identify why your blood sugar is high then he or she may be applying the wrong treatment.  For example, if the cause of your diabetes is autoimmunity and your doctor never tested for it and he is treating you with a medication to lower blood sugar and doing nothing for the autoimmunity, then your condition will not improve and actually may decline over time.

Another difference you will notice when working with this type of practitioner is that they are not only your doctor, but they also become your health coach, mentor and advocate in your quest for making permanent lifestyle changes and restoring your health. This practitioner will take the time to educate you about your condition so that you have the ability to control it for a lifetime. In many cases patients are able to reverse their diabetes.

There is no simple explanation for why you have blood sugar problems. That’s why all of the comprehensive testing needs to be done.  If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, there are things that can be done to help you.  You need to be tested thoroughly, correctly treated, and retested in order to monitor your progress. Working with a provider who understands this is the first step in getting you back on the path to wellness and helping you to reclaim your life.